Joyful Birthing & Beyond offers a variety of services to support families through pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. We offer online childbirth classes, HypnoBirthing® childbirth education, birth doula support, breastfeeding education, and sleep support & coaching. For our in-person services, we serve the greater Boston area, southern New Hampshire, and surrounding areas.


Education & preparation is the key to feeling empowered and confident for birth and baby! Joyful Birthing offers a variety of one-on-one online classes for those families seeking preparation for birth, baby, and/or breastfeeding but don’t have the time or interest in attending a group class. All online classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer, founder of Joyful Birthing & Beyond. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in her work as a childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, sleep consultant, and Family Guide at Cleo, you will leave your time with her feeling informed and empowered for what’s to come.


Do you dream of birthing with a sense of calm, trust, and joy, instead of fear, tension and pain? The HypnoBirthing® Class Series will open your mind to these possibilities and so much more! This class will prepare you and your partner for all things childbirth, it will equip you with a variety of coping techniques, and it will teach you to approach your birth with confidence, a sense of calm, and empowerment.


Having a baby is a bit like climbing Mt. Everest. If you were to climb Mt. Everest, you’d likely hire a sherpa, someone who knows the land, can read the weather and knows the technical aspects of climbing very well. A doula is like a sherpa for you and your partner, someone who is trained and experienced and can help you navigate a safe, satisfying, and empowering birthing and postpartum experience. At Joyful Birthing, with compassion, respect, and without judgment, we support all of your choices. We bring our heart and soul to each and every birth and family and are 100% committed to providing the unique support, guidance, and encouragement that you, your partner, and baby need in order to have the most positive experience possible.


Sleep is essential to good health and well being but not always easy to come by during the early years with little ones. Many families get off an age-appropriate sleep schedule without even knowing it, inadvertently establish negative sleep associations and crutches, and find their entire family is not meeting their sleep needs. As a Center for Pediatric Sleep Management Certified Sleep Consultant, I am here to help you get back on track and maximize your family’s sleep.


Joyful Birthing’s extensive 9-Month Birth Doula Mentorship Program will help birth workers new to this arena take their practice and business to the next level. Joyful Birthing’s Mentorship Program strives to educate and empower new birth workers so that they can have the confidence and skill-set to have their own successful, independent businesses. In the role of mentor, Ellie Lindenmayer- founder and owner of Joyful Birthing & Beyond- is here to offer her guidance and support as you embark upon the exciting journey of becoming a birth worker. She will share with you the many keys to her success, will offer her expertise on a wide array of topics pertinent to having a thriving business, and will support you as she does her clients with compassion, respect, and availability.